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    Lazy Cake

    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut spread, then it's chilled for a super easy dessert. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Pecan Banana Bundt Cake

    1 review

    My daughter, Liz, often made this banana bundt cake for us. It was delicious and different. She discovered five-spice powder...


    Air-Fryer Bacon-Peanut Butter Cornbread Muffins

    My family can't get enough of bacon and peanut butter, so I created these quick and easy cornbread muffins using...


    Coconut-Mango Malva Pudding

    My friend shared this amazing malva pudding recipe with me. Malva pudding is a dense, spongy cake drenched in a...


    Pumpkin Snack Cake

    1 review

    The crunchy, sweet topping makes this simple pumpkin snack cake taste extra special. If you prefer a sweeter cake, omit...

    Coconut-Lemon Ice Cream Cake

    1 review

    This lemon ice cream cake is a cool treat my family loves anytime, but we find it especially refreshing on...


    Dutch Oven Chocolate Dump Cake

    Looking for a quick dessert that will make people think you spent all day in the kitchen? This Dutch oven...

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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...


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    Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting

    6 reviews

    Kids and adults alike will find these Oreo cupcakes irresistible. If you want to pipe the frosting, be sure to...


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    Jelly Donut Cake

    5 reviews

    Cake. Doughnuts. Now you don't have to choose between the two. Impress your family with this easy jelly-filled cake. Try...


    Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake

    5 reviews

    This Moscow mule cake is my favorite cake I've ever made from scratch. It's so moist and flavorful, and it...

    Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

    10 reviews

    These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother,...


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    Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

    5 reviews

    This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favorite. The recipe is over 100 years old, and I remember my...


    Margarita Cake

    3 reviews

    This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes...


    Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

    8 reviews

    I've tried different variations of these cakes for my family and this chocolate peanut butter mug cake is a winner!...


    Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

    8 reviews

    This peanut butter Bundt cake with frosting is heavenly to me. I use smooth peanut butter, but crunchy would work,...

    Apple Cake for Passover

    Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this passover cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


    Campfire Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

    We make these fun cakes while camping or in the backyard around a fire. They're yummy for kids and adults...


    Black Forest Upside-Down Cake

    1 review

    The divine flavors of this simple Black Forest cake will impress your guests and leave you with many requests for...


    Double Butterscotch Coconut Cake

    2 reviews

    I got this recipe from a co-worker years ago, and then I changed it a bit by adding a family...


    Bacon-Peanut Butter Cornbread Muffins

    7 reviews

    My family just can't get enough bacon and peanut butter, so I created these quick and easy cornbread muffins using...


    Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

    2 reviews

    Fresh strawberries are full of water, so they have a tendency to weigh down cake batters and make soggy cakes....


    Pressure-Cooker Lava Cake

    Because we love chocolate, this decadent cake has long been a family favorite. It's even amazing cold the next day—assuming...


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    Blueberry, Apple and Pineapple Dump Cake

    5 reviews

    I call this B.A.P. dump cake. I usually take it to our church potluck and it is the first dessert...

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    Chocolate Comfort Cake

    29 reviews

    This moist and delicious chocolate cake is usually the first dessert to go. People even eat the crumbs. It’s always...


    Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes

    1 review

    One night, my niece and I put our heads together to come up a with a fabulous cupcake. We combined...


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    Pumpkin Pecan Whoopie Pies

    2 reviews

    These whoopie pies are chock-full of pumpkin flavor—a perfect treat for fall! For a finishing touch, I like to roll...


    Red, White & Blueberry Poke Cake

    38 reviews

    A sweet treat in the summer, this patriotic poke cake with dazzling red and blue stripes is a fun one...


    Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

    5 reviews

    We love the combination of classic fall fruits in this cake. I bake the apples on the bottom to keep...


    Zucchini Cupcakes

    242 reviews

    I asked my grandmother for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy...